AgoraFest 2017

The date has been set and AgoraFest 2017 will be held on September 7th through the 10th. After reading through the AgoraFest 2016 attendee survey we learned that the rugged grounds of Turtle Creek Glenn were a bit too rugged for many of you. To address this we searched high and low for a new [...]

By | June 11th, 2017|Updates|Comments Off on AgoraFest 2017

And Remember, This Is For Posterity, So Please Be Honest

It's Survey Time - your chance to tell us what you liked and disliked about AgoraFest 2016. Please click on the link and take this short survey. And Thank You for making AgoraFest 2016 the best yet! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KGYBDSQ

By | October 2nd, 2016|Updates|Comments Off on And Remember, This Is For Posterity, So Please Be Honest

The Map Is Not The Territory

My personal wish for all of you who are attending AgoraFest is that you become a little smarter, a little wiser, a little more joyful and at peace, and most importantly, a little bit more sane. While these might seem rather modest goals to some of you, this year, and particular for the next six [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Aerospace, Entertainment, Food and Drink, Kid Friendly, Science & Technology, The Agora, Updates, Workshops & Seminars|Comments Off on The Map Is Not The Territory

Life, Uh, Finds A Way

Your genetic code is 3 billion letters of DNA. These are the instructions that code for you. Can we read this code? Can we write it? 15 years ago it took the multi billion dollar Human Genome Project to read the first person’s genome. New tools make it cheaper and quicker, and within the reach [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|Kid Friendly, Science & Technology, Uncategorized, Updates, Workshops & Seminars|Comments Off on Life, Uh, Finds A Way

What’s Your Point?

You've probably observed by now that we want AgoraFest to be a festival of doing, not listening. We don't absolutely forbid lectures, but we discourage them. Why? Because they are almost useless for learning - you retain on the average maybe 5% of what you hear. Group discussions, workshops, projects, debates, and experiments are all [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|Entertainment, Updates, Workshops & Seminars|Comments Off on What’s Your Point?

Do You Know Where Your Towel Is?

I just returned from Turtle Creek Glen where I spent a few hours finalizing preparations for AgoraFest. The sun was shining, the temperature was in the upper 70's, the meadow was freshly mowed, and in the forest across the Withywindle old Tom and Goldberry await your arrival. The weather looks like it will be partly [...]

By | September 18th, 2016|Lodging, The Agora, Updates|Comments Off on Do You Know Where Your Towel Is?

So I Sit Here Waiting For God And A Train

Last night I was lucid dreaming, and as usual I was flying several hundred feet above a beautiful alpine valley somewhere in the Himalayas. Up ahead was what looked to be Mount Kailash, and I tried to fly high enough to reach the summit, but the higher I flew the more cold and windy it [...]

By | September 17th, 2016|The Agora, Transportation, Updates, Workshops & Seminars|Comments Off on So I Sit Here Waiting For God And A Train